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Busy times at the end of the semester right now … Concepcion seem from the ISS in 2007. Image courtesy of the NASA Earth Observatory. One brief bit of news: Concepcion in Nicaragua erupted, covering three nearby villages with ash. The brief report only mentions 150 meter / 400 foot explosion columns from the eruption,…

MVP #1: Concepcion, Nicaragua

The first Mystery Volcano Photo (MVP, for short) seem to go well and indeed, the volcano in question was Concepcion in Nicaragua. Congratulations to volcanista for nailing it on the first try. I’ll have to keep a tally of the winners for each MVP to name a, well, MVP MVP. So far, the scoresheet looks…

Eruption at San Cristobal UPDATED

San Cristobal in Nicaragua I don’t have much in the way of details, but the Associated Press is reporting that San Cristobal in Nicaragua has erupted this evening. The volcano reportedly experienced an explosive eruption and that nearby villages (how nearby is unclear) have received ash fall from the eruption. If it is any indication,…

Friday Flotsam

Things are busy – both volcanically and personally – so I’m going to just give you some links to a bunch of exciting/interesting/insane news: West Mata erupting on May 5, 2009 in the Lau Basin. According to a bunch of news sources, the eruption at Fernandina in the Galapagos is over (in spanish). That being…

Eruptions and earthquakes go hand-in-hand a lot of the time. It only makes sense as magma needs to move under the crust, causing movement (i.e., earthquakes). Additionally, any sort of explosions caused by the release of volatiles might cause earthquakes or even the collapse of an edifice (which in turn, shakes the earth). So, it…

Rumblings at San Cristobal

Some news of a series of small eruptions at San Cristobal in Nicaragua. Ash from the small explosions drifted to a town near the volcano, however officials for Ineter in Nicaragua say that there is little chance of a large eruption. San Cristobal is one of the seven active volcanoes in Nicaragua. It has a…